Today was a good day. I got out of bed good and early, got dressed and left the house to run some errands. I got back and networked with some great blogger friends. My blog is growing and I meet new people here every day. So, I make it a point to read their blogs and network with them because I would want the same and I enjoy making other bloggers feel good and like they matter to someone.
I also love to learn and try to dedicate a few hours to reading, then another few hours to writing future posts, then work on the current book I plan to publish next. After this, I do housework and lastly, begin preparing supper when the time for my husband’s arrival home from work draws near.
But it seems that no matter how well I try to schedule everything, something gets neglected and I feel like such a heel. Especially when I’m unable to read the posts of my fellow bloggers and comment on them.
So, I tried dedicating an entire day of just liking and responding to comments and reading the posts of my followers, followers, blogger friends, even the posts of strangers I haven’t met. But sometimes I don’t get finished that day, then I can’t remember the next day where I left off. Ugggh!
So, I’ll probably do things differently- errands and housework for two hours, read 50 blog posts per day, read for two hours, write for two hours, work on a future book for two hours, then prepare our supper just before the hubby gets home.
So, know that I greatly appreciate you all. Also knew that if you don’t see me on your blogs for a time, I promise that I’ll eventually get to you.
In the meantime, please feel free to share how you manage your time between blogging, working, errands, writing, reading, and housework. I know I could learn many things from you guys!
And to those of you who can manage your time well and kick some serious butt every day, my hat comes off to you!
Love you all!
0 thoughts on “My Strongest Weakness – Time Management”
You’re doing great! Blogging is hard work and trying to stay on top of everything else.
Thank you, Belladonna! I’m trying to stay on top of it! It pays to know that I’m trying and sometimes I have to remind myself that it’s enough.
That’s right!!!! 💗💗💗
I am doing my blogs less frequently on here because my time is spent on my IG. I do try to make the blog rounds when I can. It’s just hard to always keep up.
Just do the best you can.
Thank you so much, Harley! I so needed the encouragement!
You are welcome 🌺
My morning is put on the coffee, visit with my best friend, have breakfast, then take as much time needed to read the comments, respond, then read the current posts of the blogs I follow.
Writing a post is usually in the evening when I know it will be quiet with no visits or phone ringing.
Sounds like a good schedule. I write new posts when I can as the evenings, my husband wants me to spend with him. Not that it’s a bad thing because I love him very much. But I usually write after he goes to bed and on the nights I have trouble sleeping. And I always handwrite my posts in a notebook because it’s much easier to edit and rewrite when I type it on a word document to save. Then I just copy and paste in my blog and do minor corrections before I hit publish. It takes me a while to complete posts as I like to write them as well as I possibly can. I care about my readers. 🙂
Well, managing time is the hardest task, especially for a teenager. I started writing blogs just a month ago, in order to put my ideas out there & share my experiences, but sadly attracting the audience has been a hard task indeed. I’d be thankful If you could help me with that!!
I can definitely reblog a few of your blogs. I already have one of yours scheduled for reblog. I try to work ahead and schedule ahead so that I can have time to create new blogs. I’ll search and see if you have anything related to bullying, peer pressure, and teen depression and suicide and will gladly help you get more exposure!
Thanks, Cherie! You’ve always been helpful!
You’re so welcome, Umar.
And please accept my sincerest apologies for not seeing this comment much sooner. WP has been sending a lot of legitimate comments to my spam folder lately and I didn’t think to check it. I’m truly sorry.
I live for the “scheduled” post. I will write when inspiration hits and try to get ahead so that I don’t feel so rushed. With a cushion of 6 – 8 posts (2 -2.5 weeks) I can spend more time reading and commenting on the posts of others. And there is no rush in writing. If I don’t write for a couple days I still have posts that publish. This is even more important when I’m writing poetry as it gives me time to review and revise my work…
Absolutely! I’m a stickler when it comes to grammar, spelling, punctuation and overall flow. And to edit and revise takes a lot of time! Thank you so much for sharing this with me. It makes me feel so much better!
What I like a lot about this blog is that it is so open and honest! One thing that I try to do to balance a lot of things in my busy schedule is to reflect on the day at the end of every day. There will be things that I have done well in the day (e.g. woke up early or completed a task with high productivity), as well as things I could have done better (e.g. got distracted too much on my phone). I then try to take all of this into account to make tomorrow even better!
Thanks for an interesting blog post 🙂
You’re very welcome! And thank you for such kind words! ❤